Watch Out San Diego! Here I Come!

I’ve packed and repacked. I’ve checked into my flight and printed out my boarding passes. I even cleaned out my car and found $30! That’s more money I can spend at the Marvel booth during San Diego Comic-Con!

Tomorrow morning at 6AM I’ll be off for my 4th Comic-Con. It’s crazy how it’s been in the planning since last year and it’s already here. How is it already time? What is life? What is happening? This year, Manda and Deidre will be joining us. It’s their first time and I’m excited to see their brains explode from the beast that is San Diego Comic-Con. They’re actually volunteering and I can’t wait to hear what that’s like! We’re meeting up with almost the entire Pulp Epidemic team from GISHWHES for a dinner. I’ll be seeing friends I only get to see once a year. Honestly, that’s the most exciting part. I’ve met some great people and made some awesome friends attending various conventions. It’s always fun to get together for dinner or a drink.

Of course I plan on attending a few panels and events. I’ll be camping out once again for Hall H. I plan on trying to attend a Image Comics panel and signing. I even have a ticket to the Image Expo that’s happening on Wednesday. I’m pretty excited to check that out. In the end though, I’ll probably just end up going with the flow. It’s all about having fun and living in the moment!

If you’re going, maybe I’ll see you there in the swarm of 130,000 other people!

Check Out These Cute Avengers Nail Decals!

I don’t “girl” very well. I’m not good at hair or makeup. When it comes to nails, that’s a big nope. I’d rather pay someone to take care of all these things for me. But sometimes, you don’t have the money. Or sometimes you come across something that’s so easy to do, that even I can do it! That’s what happened when I came across these Avengers nail decals! My friend Court actually pointed me in their direction. Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking those instructions sound super easy! And guess what? You’re right!

My set arrived last week. I ended up going with the “Mixed” option which included all the symbols. The first one I tried was Black Widow. I actually screwed it up. I think I was a little heavy handed on the clear coat and it smeared BUT I had plenty to mess around with! I picked the Iron Man helmet as my 2nd try and it went much better. It’s a very easy process. I grabbed a shot glass (because reasons) and filled it with water. I dipped the decal (after trimming as close to the design as I could) into the glass and waited a few seconds. The decal easily slipped off the backing and then I awkwardly placed the decal on one of my nails. I think I have fat fingers or something which is why I had issues placing it. After I got the decal in the spot that I wanted, I dabbed off the extra water, and then gently applied a top coat to protect it!

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Yes, I picked my middle finger. I felt that Tony Stark would approve and appreciate it. But at just under $4.00, these are a steal! Depending on how often you use them, they could last a few months. I expect to probably just use one at time, unless I have a special Marvel event! If Avengers isn’t your thing, Tentacle Studios offers a nice selection of options like Pacman, Game of Thrones, Zelda, Sailor Moon, and more!

I might try and make posts like this a regular thing, but we’ll see! What do you think of these decals? Would you use them?

The First Time I Saw “Captain America”

“Captain America: The First Avenger” will always have a special place in my heart. I had the chance to see it before it opened during San Diego Comic-Con. I can’t remember how we got the passes but I do know it was via a website. It was pretty much like the screenings you see now where you need a code and all that jazz. The thing is, the movie was taking up the entire theater. The screening wasn’t until around 10AM (if I remember) but we were in line bright and early. I remember seeing all kinds of tweets though on the way over, saying it was full and that no one should bother coming. We didn’t have any other plans and ignored the tweets. We didn’t have a horrible spot in line but as the morning went on the line started to wrap around the complex. It was pretty insane!

They started loading us into the theater, one screen at a time. They had ladies dressed up like USO girls in their cute dresses. We were given posters and pins. While waiting for the movie to start, I got this feeling. A few important looking people had come in and left. I thought something was up. I remember hearing rumors that maybe Chris Evans would show up. I knew he had something at the Marvel booth that day, but we were in Theater 13 (or maybe 14). I highly doubted he’d have the time to visit all the screens. I was wrong.

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The USO ladies came marching down the aisle followed by Captain America himself, Chris Evans. He didn’t say much. He just thanked everyone for coming out and supporting the movie. As quickly as he appeared, he was gone. He signed a few autographs for kids and then moved on to the next screen. Then the movie started. I remember laughing at a few parts, being on the edge of my seat during others. Then, at the end, I cried. I really didn’t expect that. If you’ve seen the movie though, you get it! You probably teared up a bit too!

Even though I had seen both “Iron Man” films, this was the first MCU movie I had seen in an actual theater. I remember seeing it again when it actually came out. You could say this movie was my MCU gateway drug as now I’m waiting in line, buying tickets early, and making sure my parents see every movie that hits the screens. So for me, “Captain America: The First Avenger” is more than just a movie, it was an eye opener and a new experience that I’ll never forget.

Get Off The Internet And Go See “Snowpiercer”

PHjHre1GQ9z3mm_2_mWhy are you still reading this post? Why aren’t you checking Fandango to see if it’s playing in your area? That’s right, it might take a little effort to see this. Due to some Hollywood drama, at the moment the movie is a bit of a limited release. I’m sure it depends on your metro area. I was able to find it at two local theaters but I’ve heard others say that the closest viewing was 2 hours away. I’ll tell you though, if you can make that into a day trip, maybe see some friends or something, do it. Look at this cast:

Chris Evans
John Hurt
Tilda Swinton
Octavia Spencer
Ed Harris

That list right there is reason enough to go see this movie. Chris Evans is amazing on his own in the role of Curtis but the entire ensemble just brings this movie together. They each play an important part and shouldn’t be overlooked. Tilda Swinton plays a character you love to hate, as does Ed Harris. Since there hasn’t been a lot of commercials (any?), here’s a summary of the movie:

In 2014, an experiment to counteract global warming causes an ice age that kills nearly all life on Earth. The only survivors are the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a massive train, powered by a perpetual-motion engine, that travels on a globe-spanning track. A class system is installed, with the elites inhabiting the front of the train and poor inhabiting the tail.

I will warn you that there’s plenty of violence in this movie. I personally didn’t have a problem with it but my tolerance is high. I’ll add though that the violence isn’t the unnecessary kind. It’s not there “just because” or to be shocking. It serves a purpose, as the people on this train are basically at war. They’re fighting for a better life and to get answers. That all comes with a price. I mean, you can imagine the conditions at the back of that train. However shitty you think they are, multiply that by 100.

But seriously, you need to go see this movie. If you don’t I’ll be judging like

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Besides, you don’t want to make Chris cry right?

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Have you had the chance to see the movie? If you did what did you think?